Broker 10.5 | webMethods Broker Documentation | Administering webMethods Broker | Managing Broker Security | Overview
This chapter explains how webMethods Broker security works. It describes the Broker security model and explains how to configure Basic Authentication, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) for Broker.
The setup and usage of basic authentication, SSL authentication, keystore files, truststore files, and Access Control Lists (ACLs), which are key elements of the Broker security model are covered in detail. Step-by-step instructions are provided to guide you through the basic authentication, SSL, FIPS, and CRL configuration and implementation process for all your Broker system components.
This chapter assumes that the administrator implementing Broker security has a basic understanding of basic authentication, SSL, FIPS, and CRL including concepts such as certificate files, certificate authorities (CAs), certificate revocation, trusted roots, distinguished names (DNs), and public and private key pairs. For enabling basic authentication, knowledge of directories such as LDAP and ADSI is required.